Study Spaces in the Library
The Library has a number of open seminar rooms, multipurpose rooms and group study rooms
that may be used by individuals and groups on a first-come first-served basis when
classes or other meetings are not in progress. Due to the level of demand for the these
rooms, access for all persons needing quiet work space must be maximized. If you are
using one of these rooms for quiet work and there is still seating available, others
have the right to use the room at the same time.
Monopolizing library space, rooms, seating, study tables or equipment to the exclusion of
others is prohibited.
Reference Reading Room
Reference Reading Room and Mezzanine
(Lower Level & First Floor)
The Reference Reading Room on the lower level, below a beautiful Mezzanine (1090),
expansive windows and refurbished light fixtures from Speer Library, is a popular study
space with soft and table seating.
The Alumni/ae Room on the second floor (2036) is another open study space available to
alums and the rest of the Seminary community.
Study table in the South Gallery
South Gallery and Korean Mission Room
The largest open public space in the building, the South Gallery on the second floor
offers a variety of desks and soft seating options. It also affords a spectacular view
across Mercer Street to the Seminary's main campus as well as ample window seating,
perfect for reading and reflection. The Korean Mission Room, dedicated to the
longstanding relationship between our Seminary and the Christians of Korea, is also
available for open study and reading.
Women in Ministry Room
The Women in Ministry Room honors women associated with Princeton Theological Seminary in
varied capacities as alumnae, faculty, administrators, trustees. Learn more
about the Women in Ministry Initiative.
Café, Concourse, and Atrium
(First Floor & Lower Level)
On the first floor, the café (1020) serves as an informal gathering spot for the PTS
community, with windows looking out on Mercer Street. The Concourse on this floor offers
ample soft and table seating, while on the lower level, the Iain R. Torrance Atrium
(0001) provides additional soft and table seating and is a quiet area for study when not
in use for library and other events.
For more information about locations in the library, please see Maps and
Directions. Library hours are available here.
Princeton Theological Seminary Library Code of Conduct
All those who use the library and those who work in it as a place of employment share
responsibility for creating and maintaining a healthy and safe environment conducive to
the library as a place of welcome, meeting, study, and reflection. As such, we honor